Rhine and Danube Cruises from Budapest to Amsterdam  2017 - 2018

From your floating hotel admire the beautiful panorama of the Rhine and Danube rivers from lively cities to romantic Medieval towns along Europe's  major rivers. Start in Budapest, the easy going metropolis at the East and end at  bustling Amsterdam at the North Sea. See in Europe in 15 days on the luxurious ships of Ms AmaSerena,  AmaCerto and Ms AmaPrima

Rhine and Danube Cruise #1

Book by 31 Sep 2017 and receive 10% off on 2018 sailings

Rhine cruise Budapest Amsterdam

Budapest Amsterdam REVERSE ITINERARY

Arrive in Budapest, the Queen of the Danubeand board your 5 star river cruise ship. This evening meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (D)

Sightseeing tour of Budapest taking you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. Tonight, enjoy your welcome dinner while the ships sails through the illuminated waterfront of the city with its famous Neo-Gothic parliament and the buildings of the Buda Hills.. (B,L,D)

Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising to Bratislava followed by your choice of a Communist Tour in which you will discover architectural landmarks and experience the history of the city. In the alternative, enjoy a walking tour of Bratislava, which reveals the city's major sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. (B,L,D)

This morning we emabrak on a guided city tour of Vienna, often called the "music Capital of the World" Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour, including the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is free to sightsee on your own. In the alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schronbrunn Palace, the former summer palace of the Austro-Hungarian Emperors. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or join an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors overnight at Vienna. (B,L,D)

Early this morning, reach the Wachau Valley. Stop in Dürnstein and marvel at the magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche and the famous ruins of the castle once holding Richard the Lionhearted in captivity.  Your walking tour through medieval cobblestone streets reveals 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. You will also enjoy a wine tasting, where you will sample several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. After lunch, the ship will cruise to Melk, where you will have a guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries. (B,L,D)

This morning the ship arrives in Linz, where you will have the choice of two different excursions. The first choice is an optional excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the Sound of Music and as the birthplace of Mozart. The tour includes a visit to the Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's Square, and much more. In the alternative, remain on the ship and cruise through scenic Upper Austria to Passau. Located where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube, this 2,000-year-old city is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. A walking tour of Passau will take you along the cobblestone streets of Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephans Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. (B,L,D)

After lunch, arrive in Regensburg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to a Roman fort built in 179 AD. In the alternative, visit the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where a member of the Audi team will take you on a guided tour of the Audi Car Museum or Factory Floor (subject to availability). The museum not only takes visitors on a tour of the entire history of the car, but also provides a fascinating look back at the 20th century with its radical changes.  (B,L,D)

This morning, enter the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. The Main-Danube Canal traverses the Franconian Alps via 16 locks, truly a fascinating feat of modern engineering. In the afternoon, decide to either tour the medieval history of Nuremberg to see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the modern tour on the city's role in the 20th-century, which includes the Zeppelin field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. (B,L,D)

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the enchanting town of Bamberg, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. See the Cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and explore serpentine streets lined with charming houses. Sample some of Bambergs famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise to Wuerzburg. (B,L,D)

This morning we will embark on a city tour of Wuerzburg or you can choose to visit the famous Baroque Residenze palace and gardens, as one of the historical sites on UNESCO's World Heritage list. We are also offering an optional excursion to the medieval town of  in the center of the renowned Romantic Road of  "Ginger bread" houses where you can visit the year-round Christmas museum. In Kitzingen. during our walking tour, you'll see the famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany's oldest wine cellar. You will taste several different wines, learning first-hand about wine history and production in the region. (B,L,D)

This morning, you will tour Wertheim, located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. The town has retained much of its medieval Franconian character, which you will discover on your walking tour of the historic city center. In the alternative, a guided bike tour from Wertheim (capacity controlled) will take you along the Main River Valley. Cruise during lunch time to Miltenberg, arriving in the afternoon for a guided walking tour along cobble-stone streets lined with gabled, half-timbered houses. Tonight, the ship sails leaving Bavaria, Franconia and the Main River.(B,L,D)

This afternoon, arrive in Rudesheim, the charming wine town of half timbered houses and take a mini train to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time before the ships sails late this afternoon towards Koblenz cruising through the Rhine Gorge with the legendary Lorelei Rock and many medieval castles. (B,L,D)

Arrive in Cologne this morning, where you will enjoy a walking tour of the ovr 200- year old town with the Old Town and Cathedral Square. You will visit the spectacular 13th-century Gothic cathedral whose twin spires are amongst the tallest in Europe. Afterwards, you will have free time to linger in the cathedral, browse the many nearby shops or perhaps enjoy a glass of Karsh, Colognes famous beer. Return to the ship for lunch. Late this afternoon sail to Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

After breakfast, your tour of Amsterdam begins with a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the Venice of the North.See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Then, enjoy a panoramic city tour, where you will see the great landmarks of Amsterdam including a photo stop at a windmill. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore Amsterdam before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and optional transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Destination Activities
  Welcome Cocktail & Dinner
Budapest City tour and evening illumination cruise
Bratislava Walking tour or Communist tour
Vienna City tour, optional Schoennbrunn palace excursion
    Optional Mozart-Strauss concert
Durnstein Walking tour and wince tasting
  Melk Benedictine Abbey tour
Linz City tour  or Residenz Palace visit
Passau Walking tour
Regensburg Walking tour or Audi factory tour
MD Canal Cruise Main-Danube Canal
Nuremberg City tour or World War II. Tour
Bamberg Walking tour and smoked beer tasting
Kitzingen Walking tour and wine tasting
Wuerzburg City tour or Residenze Palace tour
  Optional Rohtenburg tour
Wertheim Walking tour
  Mittenberg Walking tour
Redesheim Mini train ride, Siegfried's Music Museum
Koblenz Evening walking tour
Cologne City walking tour and cathedral visit
Amsterdam City tour and canal cruise

Cruise Includes

  • 14 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French and Balconies Twin Balconies (both outside and French)
  • Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
  • Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations
  • Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms
  • Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise
  • Multiple Dining Venues on select vessels
  • Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe's great Wine Regions, beer and wine with every lunch and dinner on board the Ship
  • Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special Highlights including Lectures, Theme Dinners, Cooking Demonstration, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
  • Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
  • Services of Professional Cruise Manager
  • All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All local Taxes

Check out cruise specials on selected departure dates

Departure Dates
Start City Ship Name
Category E Cabin
See upgrades in next chart
18 Dec 2017* Budapest AmaSerena $5599
6 May 2018 Amsterdam AmaLea $6199
27 May 2018 Amsterdam AmaSonata $6399
9 June Amsterdam AmaPrima $6399
23 June Budapest AmaPrima $6399
28 July Amsterdam AmaPrima $6199
11 Aug Budapest AmaPrima $6199
21 Dec 2018* Budapest AmaSerena $5399


*Christmas/New year cruise: Itinerary slightly modified

Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window.
To upgrade to a higher Category, add the following amount per person:


Price 2017 and 2018
CB Violin or Cello French Balcony $1198
French Balcony
BB Cello 
French balcony + Outside Balcony $2798
BA Violin
French balcony + Outside Balcony $3198
AB Violin/Cello
French balcony + Outside Balcony $3598
AA Violin
French balcony + Outside Balcony $3998
French balcony + Outside Balcony $5198
SS Violin
French balcony + Outside Balcony $6398


Port Charges in 2017 and 2018 $336 per person  

Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price.


NOTE: Children are not accepted.

Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.

The choices are:
Choice A: Two twin beds
Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)
Single Supplement: 50% of the cruise price and 100% of the cruise price for categories AA+ and SS

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